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  Hanukkah!
Marilyn Hafner (Illustrator), Roni Schotter (Author)
Five children and their family celebrate the holiday.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Hanukkah: Eight Nights, Eight Lights
Malka Drucker (Author), Brom Hoban (Illustrator)
The history, customs, rituals and recipes associated with the holiday.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  The Happiest Ending
Written by
Yoshiko Uchida
A young girl challenges the age-old Japanese marriage custom.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Happy Birthday Martin Luther King
Jean Marzollo (Author), J. Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
An easy-to-read biography of Dr. King.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom
Rae Bains (Author), Larry Johnson (Illustrator)
The biography of a girl whose fight to freedom was the first step in her becoming "conductor" on the underground railroad.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Harry and Willy and Carrothead
Written by
Judith Caseley
Three boys overcome their prejudices and become friends.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  The Harvey Milk Story
Kari Krakow (Author), David Gardner (Illustrator)
This picture-book biography is among the only titles for primary students on lesbian and gay history. It tells the story of the first openly gay elected city official in the United States, beginning with his childhood and taking us through his years in the Navy and career as a teacher. The author sensitively discusses how Milk kept his emerging gay identity a secret through young adulthood until he moved to San Francisco, where he ultimately became a politician and worked toward "laws to ensure the quality of life for all people." Harvey Milk was assassinated in 1978, becoming a martyr for the cause of gay rights in the U.S.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Have A Happy: A Novel About Kwanzaa
Carole Byard (Illustrator), Mildred Pitts Walter (Author)
A family celebrates Kwanzaa.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Hearing Loss
Written by
Carol Baldwin
Examines the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hearing loss.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
  Hero and the Holocaust: The Story of Janusz Korczak and His Children
David A. Adler (Author), Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)
Janusz Korczak—called “Old Doctor” by the orphans who loved him—was a doctor and promoter of children's rights, who ran a Jewish orphanage in Warsaw, Poland during the years of the Nazi’s rise to power. Korczak bravely sheltered his children from the brutality of the Warsaw Ghetto until the Nazis forced him to lead the orphans to the Treblinka death camp. When a Nazi soldier at Treblinka offered to spare Korczak from extermination, he refused and remained with his children until the end.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
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